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earlier in the week, new jersey governor chris christie announce heed would not be rung. now with governor palin's announcement it appears the field has settled. the front-runner, mitt romney will be trying to capitalize on that. palin also said in her e-mail she thought she could affect change replacing president obama, rewinning the senate and keeping the house more effectively as an outsider not as candidate for the presidency. it looks like the final shoe has dropped in the republican presidential contest. we know who the field is. we know who the candidates are. the race is on. jake tapper, abc news, washington. dozens of arrests were made after things got a little rough on the edges of the nearly 3 week old protest in new york's financial district near wall street. police were swinging batons, using pepper spray, when a group of protestors tried to break through a barricade. demonstrations were also held in
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other cities around the country. protestors are getting some criticism now from republican presidential candidates. >> don't blame wall street, don't blame the big banks. if you don't have a job and you are not rich, blame yourself. >> strong words. also on top of that, mitt romney reportedly called the protest "class warfare." saturday marks three weeks since protests began in new york. >> they show no sign of letting up. the word is getting a glip ps of what was going through michael jackson's mind weeks before his dechlt the full recording of a conversation he had with dr. conrad murray was played in court. jackson is heard rambling abut not having a childhood and tells murray he wants to use proceeds from the this is it tour to build a children's hospital big enough to help a million kids. >> we heard testimony about the sheer all. drugs they found in the house. seven to ten different kinds of drugs including propofol. >> some ordered for jackson's
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aliases. >> gets more bizarre every day. the search for a missing baby in missouri is getting a little more desperate by the day. >> parents of the 10 month old baby girl made an emotional plea two days after she vanished from her grib. so far police say they have no leads. we get the latest from abc's t.j. winick. >> rob, tanya, good morning. the parents of the little girl spoke publicly for the first time wednesday and pleaded for their child's return. imagine the horror of walking into your 10-month-old daughter's bedroom and finding her missing from her crib. that's what little lisa irwin's parents claimed happened when they checked on her some time after 4:00 a.m. tuesday. >> please, bring her home. our two other boys are waiting for her. please. just drop her off anywhere. we don't care. >> lisa has blue eyes, blond hair, and just two bottom teeth. she was last seen wearing purple shorts and purple shirt with kittens on it. her mother debbie told police she put the little girl down to
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sleep around 10:30 monday night. >> anybody that might have her, they can, they can drop her off at a, any place safe. no questions asked. >> police in kansas city missouri have launched a massive search along with the fbi, atf and marshal's service, they're investigating a window at the front of the house that may have been tampered with. neighbors on this quiet street are beside themselves. >> just unbelievable. it can happen in any neighborhood i guess. >> that's all i pray for that this family can get some happy closure. all their prayers be answered. >> reporter: lisa irwin's parents are not being called suspects. they have been questioned intensively and police say they are cooperating. >> they were interviewed all the way up until 10:30 and 11:00, they were cooperative, a long day for everybody interviews ended. >> roughly 800,000 children are
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reported missing every year according to the national center for missing and exploited children, most are found quickly. rob, tanya. >> hope for the best in that case. >> the clock is always tick in these cases. >> the parent will be on "good morning america" later today, an abc news exclusive talking to the parents. try to get them through this. find out what is the very latest on the missing child. >> such a difficult time for them. in other news -- people in the sierra nevada range are digging out this morning from an early snowstorm. some areas are buried under more than 2 fift mountain snow and another few inches expected to fall today. the storm dumbed heavy rain on the agricultural heartland soaking its raisin crops. can you believe that? snow already. >> can't believe we are talking about snow. >> bring back summer, that's what i want. me too. a look at your weather. more than a foot of snow again in the central rockies and scattered thunderstorms in the lower elevations from montana to new mexico. rain in the northern half of california. thunderstorms, from west texas to nebraska. pop-up showers in florida. >> miami its 86.
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baltimore, 68. # 0 in indianapolis, 77 twin cities. salt lake city, 52. boise, 57. billings 63. well somebody, somewhere is giving birth right now. and while that is great, it also means mom and the little one just missed out on an important distinction. >> it's kind of cool. if little johnny or jane was born yesterday, october 5th they would have been able to say they came into the world on the day that more americans are born than any other day. >> we have to figure this out. if you turn the calendar back that means, new year's eve was probably being celebrated in private, if you know what we mean. i guess that's good that people are partying on new year 's. least popular days for births are christmas day and any february 29th. isn't that interesting. >> people go home after a little champagne on new year's, get down to it. nine months later, october 5th.
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>> ding, ding, ding, ding, ding. >> more "world news now" coming up after the break. ♪ you say it's your birthday it's my birthday too, yeah ♪
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welcome back, everybody. genius, innovator, artist, a few ways people are describing steve jobs this morning as we remember him. >> from fellow tech giants to the average apple user many of course are mourning the loss of this visionary and honoring him in what fittingly is called an
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ivigil. ♪ >> i was just completely shocked the i just sat there like this can't be real because, i mean, he's gone. >> i have been able to accomplish a lot of my dreams, largely due to an products. ♪ >> you have got to find what you love. if you haven't found it yet, keep looking. and don't settle. as with all matters of the heart, you will know when you find it. and like any great relationship, it just gets better and better, as the years roll on. so keep looking, don't settle. >> it is just crazy.
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i can't believe it. so sad. >> you were a wizard among moguls. moguls, us people who couldn't think of anything as awesome as that. >> i really love steve jobs. he was look my man. ♪ >> steve jobs has passed on to the big icloud in the sky. >> you have to trust in something, gut, destiny, life, karma, because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well-worn path and that will make all right difference. >> words to live by. >> powerful words. really nailed it. >> so eloquent wasn't he. so many people have been tweeting, writing in about what
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he meant to them. george lucas wrote a statement, the majing of steve was that while others simply accepted the stat . >> he was a young guy, pancreat pancreatic cancer, 56 years, if he had, 20, 30 years. what else? >> battled it for a while. >> seven years. >> he survived much longer. he did fight the good fight. >> interesting statement that did come out last night one of the big wigs at billboard magazine, before steve jobs digital music was math class. after it was recess. people talk about the differences between style and substance, but with jobs, the two were one. itunes did change the industry. 6 billion songs sold on itunes to date. >> how do you listen to your music? >> we all do it. coming up next, the first family feud. >> why they are fighting over their secret service detail.
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welcome back, everyone. it isn't often that we get a peek what life is like for the white house, michelle obama pulled back the curtain a little. >> she in veiled a tidbit on her daughters and the battle for best secret service protection. mary bruce joins us now with more. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning. the first lady unveiled a family feud at the white house over the secret service. mrs. obama said that the agents have become such a part of the family, that the first daughters, bicker over who gets assigned to work with which detail. >> sasha will come in, and it's like, you took scott.
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malia is like you took scott, that's not fair. then i will say the same thing, to barack, why did you get beth? it's dinner table conversation. >> reporter: much to their disappointment, the girls who go by code name, radiance and rose bud are not allowed to pick their own agents. the agency does that for them. they go everywhere, school, movies, overseas trips. the president says his daughters are just like any other girls but he jokes they have guys with guns following them. in a visit to their headquarters the first lady thanked the secret service for making her family feel so safe, something she said was important when you are trying to live a normal life and raise two daughters in the white house. rob, tanya. >> some kids fight over toys. video games. or, you know secret service agents. >> you think you have sibling rivalry at home. try that one on for size. >> she toured the facility where the secret service are stationed yuft g .
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that's how i got a 4-star hotel on the beach in san diego for half price. ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e ♪ hotwire.com "world news now" delivers your "morning papers." >> good morning, everyone. a story out of florida. love this one. a man is on trial for robbery, you know courtroom break time. everyone goes out for lunch. now while he goes out for lunch walks a block to a jewelry store and robs the jewelry store. right? now, he goes back to the trial, and already suspect him in the robbery they don't mention anything they don't want to influence the trial going on for an earlier knife-point robbery. >> he seems at peace. >> he seems at peace with it. as soon as the trial adjourns detectives do serve him with the new charges. don't know what got into him. but he just decided he had to
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have the $45,000 worth of jewelry. >> during his trial. lunch break on his trial, goes and robs the store. you know, i admire persistence. >> it's in the blood. >> he is true to himself. another story out of florida. get nearing halloween time. some folks really get into it hard core. my guy down there in the boca raton area, doing a big fancy display, dyes his fountain, looks like blood, lights, whole nine yards with the thing. the last four years. this year he wanted to include 30, young kids dancing to michael jackson's "thriller" and he put out fliers for people to come. well the city has stepped in and said wait a minute. you can't do this. you are making this commercial activity. fliers now dancers. neighborhood is upset. get this all the money he raises goes to make-a-wish foundation addition to help sick kids. the city may charge him $1,000 for violation and $5,000 for
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each repeat. get over yourself. it's halloween. relax. it is one night. couple of nights. >> talking all morning about this occupy wall street movement that seems to be growing. now apparently they have a journal. calling it the "occupy wall street journal" their newspaper. it's become somewhat famous for the movement, become some what famous for retro education. people's mike substitutes for a microphone. organizers have printed 50,000 copies of the newspaper, upped the run to 70 t quite popular. issues of it turning up on line you can buy. people are interested in the cause. >> this thing is getting so entrench they'd have their own newspaper. it's big. >> are they hiring? >> should check that out. let's leave you something cute. the world's tiniest cat. this 2 year owed, 4 pound, 2.3 ounce munch kin cat, measures 6
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inches in "the guiness book of world records," shortest living cats. fizzgirl its her name. >> little stumpy legs. >> just a little kitty. something cute to end this morning on. well.
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with aisad as the top trend. diana alvear looks at the life of steve jobs. >> reporter: good morning. jobs passed away mere weeks as stepping down as apple ceo, the sad end to the life of a remarkable man whose vision changed the world. in the world of high tech steve jobs was a rock star in his trademark black turtleneck and blue jeans he made computers and gadgets cool and easy to use. >> today apple is going to reinvent the phone. >> reporter: he was the driving force behind the iphone, ipod and itunes changing the way we buy and listen to music and watch video. jobs was obsessed with the look
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of products and demand they be sleek, stylish and a step or three ahead of the competition. a college dropout, jobs famously launched apple computer in 1976 in his parents' garage with his partner. the mac was the first user friendly computer and helped make jobs a millionaire by age 25. still he was forced out of his own company. so he started next computer and bought what would become pixar animation. >> we are on in seven. >> reporter: in the 90s, jobs returned to am which languished in his absence. he quickly turned it around by continuing his pursuit of what he called "insanely great products." by then, jobs had become synonymous with apple. so in 2008, the stock tumbled when the cancer survivor appeared gaunt. he took medical leave of absence undergoing a liver transplant. jobs returned armed with fresh inspiration. >> and we call it the ipad. >> reporter: the ipad quickly
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became the must have gadget of 2010. however in august 2011 jobs announced his resignation. in a letter to apple board of director he's wrote i have always said if there ever came a day when i could no longer meet my duties and expectations as apple ceo i would be the first to let you know. unfortunately that day has come. even in better times jobs was often criticized for his temper and ego. but no one ever doubted his passion to make products that would change the world. i want to put a ding in the universe, he once said. no question he did. >> so thank you all very much for coming this morning. and we'll see you all soon. >> apple ceo tim cook informed employees of job's passing in an e mail. apple plans no public events. rob, tanya. >> if you want to put a number to success, the company was worth $5 billion, end of 2000. now worth $351 billion.
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>> if you had invested $2,200 when it first went to public, you would have $300,000 from the initial investment of $2,200. >> really incredible. on the website, apple website this morning, a very subtle but still kind of moving tribute to him. just a picture and the dates obviously of his life and statement there. as well from that home page. >> it says, apple has lost a visionary and creative genius and the world has lost an amazing human being. those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built and his spirit will forever be the foundation of apple. very poignant on the apple website there. >> does say it all there. campus there in california. where the dream was born. and certainly mushroomed in the last four years. just absolutely spectacular career. >> see the flags at half mast there. >> later this half-hour, we will open up our abc news vault and remember one of steve jobs' first products to change the industry and have more coverage
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of course on his life and death later on "america this morning" and on "good morning america" as well. again this morning, steve jobs dead at the age of 56. >> he will be missed. now to other news. the slurred voice of a heavily sedated michael jackson rang out in court again yesterday revealing one of his big dreams. in the may 2009 recording from dr. conrad murray's iphone, jackson talks about using proceeds from his this is it tour to build an enormous children's hospital. he said god wanted him to do it. and referred to kids as angels. >> i love them because i never had a childhood. i had no childhood. i feel their pain. i feel their hurt. i hurt, you know, i hurt. >> jurors also heard a voice mail jackson's late manager left for murray five days before the singer's death. frank deleo tells murray that
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jackson had an episode the night before and urged hum to get a blood test. >> how chilling are the recordings? >> in other news, authorities in silicone valley are searching for a man responsible for a fatal shooting rampage. s.w.a.t. teams lined up against streets as the hunt for a gunman got under way. early yesterday, shareef allman reportedly left a safety meeting at a limestone quarry. he came back started shooting. three people were killed. six wounded. and accused of wounding a woman in a failed carjacking. he is considered armed and dangerous. >> iowa reporting its first case linked to the listeria outbreak from cantaloupe. the worst part of it, a pregnant woman suffered a miscarriage after becoming ill. the outbreak stems from one farm in colorado and has stretched into at least 21 states. the pregnant woman in iowa has recovered. oh, how sad. >> scary. unbelievable. all right, shifting gears again, when it comes to the republican presidential race
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what you see is what you get now. when sarah palin, now officially out of the battle, the field is almost certainly set. >> palin told supporters she won't run for the republican nomination for third party candidacy. john berman has the details. good morning. >> rob, tanya, one of the longestteases in memory is now finally over. she is not running for president in 20126789 it came in an echt-mail release. she said i decided i will not seek the 2012 gop nomination for president of the united states. she says he reached the decision after much prayer and serious consideration. she says mostly it is a family decision but you can bet it was also something of a practical decision. in recent abc news polling, 66% of republicans said, they did not want her to enter the race. she was running fifth in our polls. fifth. at 9%, tied with ron paul. and one other figure there worth noting.
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people said palin was their first choice, mitt romney is their second choice. so that will be interesting to watch. sarah palin said she will be part of this political debate for some time to come. she says she can be more effective by talking on tv, being a pundit, giving her speeches for which she earns $100,000 by the way. she says not running for office will free her up to talk about people from both parties. she will criticize democrats, but she will also criticize republicans also. she says what she hates is crony capitalism and that's what she will be speaking out against. again, sarah palin not running for president. there are a lot of very disappointed people in iowa. lots of activists who moved there just to work for her. they say they're shocked right now. disappointed maybe, but they, they still love themselves some sarah palin. they really still wish she were rung. rob, tanya. >> some of the other candidates. rick perry said money is not an issue. apparently raised $17 million. donors from all over 50 states.
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>> not a shabby number. an am sis, yesterday, chris christie not running helps mitt romney. palin not rung helps perry now. so. >> see how it all shakes out. >> two clear front-runners now. see what happens. a roller coaster so far. >> for sure. moving on to weather. your thursday forecast. more than a foot of snow in central rockies. scattered thunderstorms, new mexico to montana. showers in southern california. thunderstorms from western texas to nebraska. >> 81 in omaha. 77, twin cities. 75, detroit. mostly 60s from boston to baltimore. 79 in atlanta. 86 in new orleans. phoenix hit 79. sacramento, 62, boise, 57. >> fair to say they're getting into the halloween mood early in wisconsin. check these folks out. >> it was their successful attempt to set a world record for gathering the most people in video game character costumes in one place.
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oh, the big event hosted by a costume company. 425 people got in on the act. >> angie birythin angry birds. the old record was at a gaming conference in 2009. they were ready to do this again. happy early halloween, i guess, or something if that's what that was. >> oh, i think those folks had a lot of free time. glad they have found something to do. >> glad they're having fun. >> absolutely. >> we'll be back with more "world news now." ♪ [ female announcer ] among marie claire's top 25 beauty products
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welcome back, everybody. late last night the march on wall street once again turned ugly. demonstrators tried to storm wall street only to be pushed back by authorities.
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>> protestors were arrested some were pepper sprayed. abc's correspondent was there when the violence broke out and he filed this report. >> reporter: some of the protestors tried to move their demonstration to wall street. the response from police immediate. nypd officers used force. this officer swinging his baton, striking some of the protestors. another aiming pepper spray at the crowd. >> i have pepper spray in my face! i have pepper spray! >> reporter: police are working to clear broadway. they're pushing the protestors back. they're arresting some. several protestors were loaded into police vans. headed for jail. when questioned about police actions an nypd spokesman responded they tried to storm the barricade. tension had been building between police and some of the
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protestors. >> step on the sidewalk, please. let's go. >> reporter: as protestors lined the sidewalks chanting slogans that for some have come to symbolize the 2 1/2 week demonstration. >> we are tired of your abuse! try to stop us it's no use! >> what's the significance of going down that street? >> the streets is to deny the pressure being put on us by our own social condition. >> what are you going to do if they don't let you go down the street? >> we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. >> reporter: minutes later what was a peaceful protest turned violent. and the confrontations continued into the night. the new york police department made dozens of arrests in what was easily one of the most violent confrontations between police and protestors so far. >> you know so interesting. the occupy wall street protestors started september 17th with a few dozen protestors it has grown to include
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hundreds. they have a journal now publishing. they're organized. >> they're getting there. one thing yesterday, herman cain out there, one of the gop presidential candidates. don't blame wall street. don't blame the big banks if you don't have a job and you are not rich. blame yourself. it's not some one's fault if they succeeded. we're not in 2008, 2011, okay. >> doesn't sound look that will win him a lot of votes. >> doesn't s
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pictures of him. become to our top story, the death of steve jobs. some would say his genius immeasurab immeasurable. >> his products, ipod, iphone, ipad, all changed the word. the i revolution started with the imac. for more we going back into the abc news vault, august 15, 1998. >> reporter: at the stroke of midnight last night, the apple faithful burst through the doors to see perhaps the strangest looking computer ever sold. >> pretty unusual looking. it looks luke something from outer space. >> the imac made of translucent plastic and looks almost luke a beachball. >> it has some sex appeal to it, it's beautiful. >> to make sure people buy it, apple unleashed a marketing campaign, biggest ever. industry experts say apple needs a smash hit. >> if it doesn't succeed the company will continue on. the question is what do they have left that will make it
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grow? >> reporter: if the imca succeeds it would mark a dramatic come back for apple co-founder steve jobs. shortly after he unveiled the macintosh, jobs left the company after a power struggle. since '83, apple's share of the market has plum00 itted from 12% to 4%. last july, steve jobs took control of the company once again and started turning it around. an has now posted three profitable quarters in a row and stock price has more than tripled in less than a year. analysts say much of that increase is because of the excitement over this computer. >> this is apple's re-entry into the consumer market in a pretty big way. i think we have a very strong product. a product much better than anything out there. >> reporter: at $1,300, the imac is more expensive and has no floppy disk drive. nevertheless on this first day, the machines were selling fast
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and finally this half-hour, more on the death of apple's steve jobs, what some called our generation's thomas edison. >> he battled cancer since 2004 before then and well after he announce heed had the disease he gave the world technology that meant many things to many different people. >> i think it's a sad day for the 21st century. i think he was a revolutionary. and, you know, i think -- i think he is really going to be
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missed. he sort of changed the way i view music, i view technology as a whole. >> i'm really deeply saddened by his loss. i feel like -- apple has really contributed a lot to -- to the world. i use every single one of his products. and, i just feel -- like it's very integrated in my everyday use. >> well i love his products. thank god he was a control freak. that's what made them so great. >> such a great company. >> i love on my macbook. i used to have a whole book of cds. now i have one little thing. it is so much more convenient i get so much more music on it. >> i am quite sad because i think steve jobs was really the king of apple. and apple products. >> i think the ipod is the biggest thing that changed my life. >> it's going to be a pretty big
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loss for american technology. >> i work for a, an advertising agency that works entirely with mac products what we do would be completely different if we didn't use mac, the way that we do. >> jobs changed the way people communicate. and it is a loss. >> you know i was thinking about it i don't know a single person that doesn't own at least one mac, apple product. >> my phone, live and swear by this thing. >> agree. take it everywhere. video, camera. your e-mail. >> all the apps, bangiking, cret cards. >> a lot of people do that with their ipad. i don't carry it everywhere. that is surely going to come >> you will get there one day. like everybody else. >> look at the lovely vintage item. isn't that great. remember old school. look how big it is. >> how big it is. >> this is our facebook
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this morning on "world news now" -- an american this morning on "world news now" -- an american revolutionary dies. steve jobs, the visionary genius behind apple computers loses his fight against pancreatic cancer. >> we look back at his extraordinary life and hear in his own words advice for other dreamers like him aiming to change the world. it's thursday, october 6th. good morning, everyone. i'm tanya rivero. >> i'm rob nelson. we learned late last night that steve jobs had passed away at age of 56. he once said, quote, your time is limited. don't waste it living someone else's life. i think it is safe to say he lived his life extremely well.
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as you can imagine reaction is pouring in from around the world. in this half-hour we'll hear what other geniuses in his field, bill gates and george lucas are saying about his passing. >> a lot of people taking to twitter, internet in various ways and commenting. on the passing of this genius. >> even the founder of facebook, mark zuckerberg, said steve thank you for being a mentor and friend and showing that what you build can change the world. i'll miss you. >> zuckerberg, bill gates, steve jobs all college dropouts. >> a degree doesn't mean you can't do incredible things. >> also smart men. i don't know if everyone would be as successful. also, jurors in the conrad murray manslaughter case heard more eerie recordings of michael jackson. apparently under the influence of propofol. it is the latest courtroom bombshell. >> seems like we are saying bombshell every day in relation to this trial. >> yeah, it's true. every day something new and disturbing comes out. >> his life was a soap opera. now his trial is a soap ra.
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demanding answers, from bank of america, hear what the ceo has to say about debit card and checking account fees and the website that has crashed for several days in a row. no, explanation. at least at this point. >> what is behind that big mystery? >> i wonder. >> outside apple headquarters in california quiet crowds gathered to light candles and remember a remarkable and visionary life cut short. >> the tributes and condolences in tweets and news alerts are pulsing through steve job's creations, iphone, ipad, laptop computers around the planet. abc's bill weir has more. >> reporter: before he put a virtual world at our fingertips -- >> and we call it the ipad. >> reporter: before he turned household tools into objects of desire. >> today apple is going to reinvent the phone. >> reporter: before he changed the way we are entertained, a 20-year-old steve jobs launched a revolution from his parents' garage.
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with buddy, steve wasniak, they set out to move the power of the computer from the laboratory to your lap. >> the penalty for failure, going to start a company in the valley it is nonexistent. >> reporter: and his brilliance w was -- >> reporter: the 80s brought a power struggle with apple's board and jobs was fired from the company he founded. >> so at 30 i was out and very publicly out. >> reporter: but he did not wallow. in his 30s, he met his wife, started a computer company called next and took over pixar changing animation forever. >> my name is woody and this is andy's room. >> reporter: in '96, apple bought next and soon jobs was back in charge leading a digital renaissance. after his return, apple stock, soared more than 7,000%, building anticipation for invention shrouded in secrecy while keeping his life fiercely not even his board knew of his
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pancreatic cancer. >> i just wanted to mention this. and he didn't reveal he had a liver transplant until after the procedure. >> i now have the liver of a mid 20s person. who died in a car crash. >> reporter: through life while his body grew frail, that mind, that drive never quits. a standing ovation welcomed his surprise appearance at spring launch of ipad 2. then came this letter in august. i have always said that if there ever came a day when i could no longer meet my duties i would be the first to let you know, he wrote, unfortunately, that day has come. he was a man who peered into the future, seeing how we would work and play 20 years before we would ever hold the proof. >> everything will be portable. people want large, color screens that they can put photographs on. people want motion video. >> reporter: when the body began to fail he was driven anew by the clock and that burning need to build something great. >> remembering that i will be
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dead soon is the most important tool i have ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. because almost everything, all external expectations all pride all fear of embarrassment or failure these things just fall away in the face of death. leaving only what is truly important. >> bill weir, abc news, new york. >> that was a commencement speech he gave at stanford. he was a very private guy. he didn't talk publicly often. that speech he gave at stanford in 2005, went viral. people were so interested to hear him talk. >> at the end he said we are already naked, one foot in the grave, so you should definitely live your dream. you know? >> did he ever. the president said it so well last night. he said the world has lost a visionary, there may be no greater tribute to steve's success than the fact that most of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. i think that just says it all right there. when i woke up i had my iphone in hand. that's how i learned it. >> so many people tweeting, arnold schwarzenegger tweeted.
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steve lived the california dream every day of his life and changed the world and inspired all of us. thank you, steve. >> new york mayor, michael bloomberg chiming in, again and again over four decades. steve jobs saw the future and brought it to life long before most people could see the horizon. tributes pouring in from around the planet this morning. >> so true. >> a testament to how much he did change the technological, cultural landscape for so many of us. >> what is so interesting, he obviously was a technological genius, but also an artist. he created beautiful products that people wanted to own. partially because they looked beautiful. >> it is amazing. singular american success story. >> absolutely. >> later this half-hour, steve jobs in his own words. stay with abc news all day as more remembrances of this high-tech pioneer come in from around the world. one more tech story this morning. shares of microsoft and yahoo! will be under the microscope today. there is talk that the software giant is once again considering a bid for the struggling internet
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company. microsoft made an unsuccessful fight to take over yahoo! back in 2008. fight to take over, standing in the way a reported rift inside microsoft. some believe yahoo! should be pursued. others say it's not worth it. dozens of appropriate -- protestors in new york's financial district were arrested when things got a little rough last night. a group tried to break through a police barricade. when cops responded with swinging batons and pepper spray. the clash followed a larger more peaceful march earlier yesterday, the so-called occupy wall street protests against economic inequality started nearly three weeks ago and they show no signs of letting up, if anything, they're growing. >> not just here in new york but around the country. >> that's right. something seems to have been tapped into. >> absolutely. in other news this morning, the jury in the manslaughter trial of dr. conrad murray heard more chilling words from late michael jackson. >> prosecutors played the entire four-minute iphone recording of the barely intelligible singer, building a massive children's
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hospital. abc's diana alvear is following the trial in los angeles. good morning, diana. >> reporter: rob, tanya, good morning. it was a day filled with disturbing testimony. we saw pictures of michael jackson's lifeless body on a gurney, his veritable arsenal of pills and bottles in his bedroom, and earlier we heard from the king of pop himself rambling incoherently about his reasons for doing his final tour. >> i didn't have a childhood. i had no childhood. >> reporter: part of a recorded conversation with his personal physician conrad murray in may 2009. the singer explaining why it is so important to him to do his final tour. >> god wants me to do it. i'm going to do it, conrad. >> reporter: the recording retrieved from murray's iphone by a computer forensic's analyst. steven marx also recovered several e-mail exchanges between the doctor and his staff. disusing prescriptions for
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various patients including omar arnold and paul ferrence, several pseudonyms allegedly used by jackson. later an investigator from the coroner's office testified those names were also found on bottles of medication recovered from the scene. she told the court an arsenal of medical supplies were collected from jackson's bedroom and surrounding areas including iv bags, catheters, syringes and at least seven different drugs including several bottles of propofol, the powerful anesthetic that ultimately killed jackson. today we may hear another bombshell. prosecutors may play the full two hour interview murray conducted with police. rob, tanya. >> thank you. an italian judge part of the jury that acquitted amanda knox of murder is speaking out for the first time. he says that knox and her former boyfriend may know, quote, the real truth, about who killed meredith kercher back in 2007. he says knox could be responsible for the murder but that she was let go based only on the evidence presented in her
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appeal trial. interesting. >> this i thought was a very interesting side note to this story. apparently the local media all the stations in seattle wrote a letter to the family we are not going to be in your front door, not knock on your door, we will give you the time to reconnect as a family, let her heal. get her state of mind back. i thought that was, you know, the media is known for many things, not being intrusive ain't one of them. >> sometimes we take the high road. >> bravo to our colleagues in seattle for giving them the space they need. the thursday forecast, everybody, heavy snow in the mountains of colorado and wyoming. scattered thunderstorms for much of the rockies and dakotas. showers from san francisco to santa barbara. thunderstorms in west texas. frost, freeze advisories this morning from pennsylvania up to maine. >> and just 60 in boston. 69 in new york. 80s for miami to dallas. 81, kansas city. 79, chicago. 50s seattle to salt lake city.
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welcome back, everybody. today the collective voice of angry bank of america customers will be heard. a petition signed by 135,000 of them will be delivered to a branch in washington, d.c. >> they're calling for the cancellation of the new monthly debit card fee. what does the bank ceo think of all this outrage? here is abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: for six days we have been working to get answers from bank of america about its $5 debit fees and downed home page. after dodging us for nearly a week, we tracked down the bank ceo in washington. wonder if you could answer a couple questions for us, sir? who finally allowed us to ask him a few questions about the $60 a year debit fee? does bank of america need the money to stay alive? >> the fee is meant so we can provide the great services to our clients. >> reporter: you have been doing it for free. >> the customer comes to us with a full relationship. we'll still get this fee -- >> reporter: that means a premium account with a much
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higher minimum balance. we see petitions out there 150,000 people plus signing it, they're going to leave the bank, all over facebook and twitter, everyone seems to want out, many people want out. did you know this is happening? >> i've been out in the market, going to branches, the customers once they're informed of what is going on. i think it is a lot different experience. >> reporter: what about that website? >> your website has been down we, have gotten no answer from your public relations people, why is this happening? >> we have had higher volume. >> reporter: you might remember molly, the 22-year-old on our show, she will hand deliver over 135,000 signatures to bank of america. matt gutman, abc news, washington. >> person that runs the website blames it on an upgrade why the thing crashed. >> i don't know. inquiring minds want to know. >> we'll see bank of america. coming up next, how reality tv is making some housewives even richer. >> yes. and why johnny depp is saying he's sorry. that's next in "the skinny."
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♪ ♪ skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny >> all right. now it is time for "the skinny," as we have been talking about all morning. apple ceo steve jobs lost his battle against cancer. a lot of celebrities coming out expressing what he and his products have meant. to them, their lives. we have tweets -- alec baldwin said sad about steve jobs on par with henry ford, carnegie and edison. jimmy fallon, thank you, steve jobs for all the fun and amazing ways you made our lives better sent from my iphone of course. >> a long list of folks, ryan seacrest wrote in and quoted steve jobs, steve's word. that were tweeted by ryan. he said, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition they already know what you truly want to become. everything else is secondary. really, that really is profound and eloquent. then neil patrick harris wrote in, rest in peace, steve jobs, your genius will live on for generations to come. lots of response from hollywood
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about the passing of this american icon. >> more tweets to come as the day goes on. >> you know it. all right, on a much lighter fare, housewives, a big shake-up in the new york cast, several of the women got the boot. the two women left, luann and ramona getting big pay raises. season four got paid $275,000 for 18 episodes. now that some have been fired and three new women coming in will be paid $500,000, for 18 episodes. that works out to $28,000 an episode. the new season starts taping this week with three new women. folks, they're getting paid. >> they're getting paid. they're working women now, no longer housewives. change the title of the show. >> uh-huh. >> johnny depp in november issue of "vanity fair" had an interview in which he equated going to photo shoots for celebrity layouts as the same thing as being raped. he said it feels like you are
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as expensive as stanford and all of my parents' working class savings were being spent on my college tuition, so i decided to drop out and trust it would all work out okay. when i was 17 i read a quote that went something like if you live each day as if it was your last someday you will most certainly be right. i have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself if today were the last day of my life, would i want to do what i am about to do today? and whenever the answer has been no for too many days in a row, i know i need to change something. remembering that you are going to die is the best way i know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. you are already naked. there is no reason not to follow your heart. a few years ago you gave a commemoration speech at stanford to the graduation class, now a few years later, couple years wiser would you add anything else to the speech that you gave a couple years ago? >> probably i would just turn up
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the volume on it because -- because the last few years have reminded me that life is fragile. >> turn up the volume on it. i like that. >> battled cancer since 2004. it was a seven-year battle, pancreatic cancer. >> another college dropout that did quite well, bill gates, the world rarely sees some one that has the profound impact steve has had, the effects which will be felt for many generations to come. >> since 1998 his salary at apple $1 a year. but obviously, incredibly wealthy man. in 2008 forbes ranked him being roughly worth $5.4 billion, one of the wealthiest people on the planet. all that. an interesting guy. known for an ego. known for a temperament, extremely private. didn't have license plates on his cars. faced public ridicule for parking in handicap spots at apple. stopped doing it after the, backlash was so great. >> some people said he did have a dark side for sure. >> two sides to the guy. a genius. unarguably. >> you don't say that about any one, with that kind of money. well earned for sure.
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>> he did change the word. not everyone can say that. we'll be right back with more,
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